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Stroke risk in older women may be lessened by foods rich in potassium

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 12:07 pm by Williams Hart   

A study suggest that older women have a lesser risk of suffering stroke if they eat foods rich in potassium, an article of the Washington Post stated on September 4.

Senior researcher and author Sylvia Wassertheil-Smoller and other colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that women who consumed the largest amount of potassium reduced their general stroke risk by 12 percent, 27 percent if they did not have hypertension. Only 2.8 percent of the experimental population was consuming the government recommended 24,700 milligrams of potassium a day; some are worried that this sample reflects similar percentages at a national level. Because of this, the author suggests that women, regardless of age, need to be more cognizant of including more potassium rich foods to their diet.

Many factors can contribute to stroke. Taking Yasmin and Yaz birth control can put you at a greater risk. If you were taking these pills and suffered a stroke, the legal team of Williams Hart may possibly work for you to get your much needed treatment funds. Get in touch with our lawyers today by calling (800) 220-9341 to learn more about your options.


Innovative blood test expected to help save heart patients

Posted on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 3:37 pm by Williams Hart   

Medical experts in the U.S. are looking forward to utilizing a newly developed blood test that will identify whether a patient is suffering from a heart attack.

Experts in Sweden recently discovered a simple procedure that combines blood test results with electrocardiogram results to evaluate whether a heart attack is occurring. The test reportedly has a high rate of accuracy.

Stockholm doctor, Nadia Bandstein believes that this new test will prevent at least 25% of heart attack deaths. Though the new blood test procedure showed impressive results in Sweden, heart specialists in the U.S. are still curious to see other results.

The popular contraceptives, Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella have been linked to many incidences of heart attacks and other potentially fatal medical events. If you have suffered adverse effects from your medication, the attorneys at Williams Hart may be able to help you pursue compensation. Call our offices at 800-761-3187 to discuss your legal options.


Dark chocolate’s nutrients affects on heart attacks/strokes to be studied

Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 at 10:01 am by Williams Hart   

A group of medical experts will be investigating the effectiveness of nutrients in dark chocolates for preventing heart attacks and strokes, an article from Fox News stated on March 17.

The study, which will be headed by Chief Doctor JoAnn Manson, will test 18,000 men and women in the U.S. to discover the health benefits of cocoa flavanols that are found in dark chocolates. In the study, the participants will randomly be given a cocoa flavanols capsule or placebo for four years; however, researchers will not know who is receiving the cocoa flavanols.

In some earlier research, cocoa flavanols were found to improve conditions that can affect the heart.

The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, in conjunction with some well-known chocolate makers, will sponsor the study.

Our attorneys at Williams Hart strive to help women who have developed heart problems as a result of taking Yasmin or Yaz birth control pills. If you think you have suffered a stroke, heart attack, or other health problem as a result of these birth defects, call (713) 352-7071 and find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation.

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